First published in 1985, Economy, Society & Culture in Contemporary Yemen was written to present a wealth of research and thinking that was new to the field at the time of original publication.
The book covers a wide range of topics, including socio-economic development, agriculture, land use, fiscal policies, emigration, health, education, and politics. In doing so, it provides a close analysis of the situation in Yemen in the 1980s whilst exploring recent developments of the preceding years. It will appeal to those with an interest in the history of Yemen.
Table of Contents
1: Evaluation of Socio-economic Development in the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, V. V. Naumkin; 2: Problems of Development Planning in the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, Ahmed Ali Abdulsadiq; 3: Agricultural Development in the Yemeni Tihama: the Past Ten Years, Martha Mundy; 4: Land Usage and its Implications for Yemeni Agriculture, Horst Kopp; 5: Irrigation and Land Use in the Ma'rib Region, Ueli Brunner; 6: Economic Aspects of the Qat Industry in North-West Yemen, Shelagh Weir; 7: Fiscal and Budgetary Policies in the Yemen Arab Republic, Abdulaziz Y. Saqqaf; 8: The Development of the Banking Sector in the Yemen Arab Republic, Taher A. Rajab; 9: Consumption in the Yemen Arab Republic, Nigel Harvey; 10: Social and Economic Change in the Rural Distribution System: Weekly Markets in the Yemen Arab Republic, Gunther Schweizer; 11: The Impact of Emigration on Social Structure in the Yemen Arab Republic, Ahmed al-Kasir; 12: Emigrant Remittances and Local Development: Co-operatives in the Yemen and Arab Republic, Jon C. Swanson; 13: Labour Emigration and Internal Migration in the Yemen Arab Republic - the Urban Building Sector, Gunter Meyer; 14: Changing Attitudes Towards Health: Some Observations from the Hujariya, Cynthia Myntti; 15: Aspects of Education in the Yemen Arab Republic, Peter Clark; 16: The Development of Primary Education and its Problems in the Yemen Arab Republic, Horia Mohammed al-Iryani; 17: Low Enrolment of Students at the Faculty of Education and its Effects on the Second Five-Year Plan, Mohamed A. Alkhader; 18: Cultural Development in the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, Abdullah Ahmed Muheirez; 19: The Conservation on the Urban Architectural Heritage of Yemen, Ronald Lewcock; 20: The Economic Importance of Tourism in Yemen, Abdulhadi H. al-Hamdani; 21: Tourism: a Blessing or a Curse? Michael Adams; Glossary of Arabic Words; List of Contributors; Index
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